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Looking Back-March 21, 2013

40 years ago, March 22, 1973

From the Country Echo

Al Cheney, Nisswa Chief of Police, announced his resignation this week effective Friday, March 23. He headed the police force for three years and will return to Hutchinson to resume his former job as a patrolman.

The federal government cautioned last week that gasoline is likely to be in short supply this summer, but that it does not expect to resort to contingency plans for rationing or restricted use.

30 years ago, March 24, 1983

From the Country Echo

C.A. McLaird, former Pequot Lakes superintendent (1942-51), was honored at an appreciation and farewell tea along with his soon-to-be bride, Mrs. Cumal Nielson. Eugene Kennedy organized the event.

(photo) The baptism of Nichole Marie at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church brought together five generations in Nisswa: Mrs. Paul (Milly) Koep, Urbank; Mrs. Marv (Judy) Koep, Nisswa; Emma Koep, Urbank; and Mrs. Rick (Shelley) Bartella and her daughter, Nichole Marie, Pequot Lakes.

20 years ago, March 18, 1993

From the Lake Country Echo

Fire destroyed the 28-year-old Shamp’s Meat Market in Pine River on Friday, March 12.

(photo) Charlotte Greer, a Pequot Lakes elementary teacher for 25 years, was named Teacher of the Year. Presenting the plaque is Jim Oraskovich, elementary principal. Apples for the teacher were presented to Greer by Lynn Couch, 1992 Teacher of the Year.

10 years ago, March 20, 2003

From the Lake Country Echo

In an ongoing push to improve interaction between the newsroom and the readers,, the official website of the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal, has introduced new features that will allow better communication with its visitors, including an Article Comment board at the end of each article.

Leo and Dodo Fraser. Crosslake’s “professional volunteers” and longtime residents, were grand marshals for the Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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